Install in Debian 8.6 (Jessie)

I would like you to write the instructions to install it in Debian 8,6 (Jessie), which it the latest stable Debian distribution

Hi Javier,

I’m afraid Debian is not one of our officially supported platforms so we don’t regularly test that our binaries work there.

In theory the package for Ubuntu Trusty could work but I have just tried it in a Virtual Machine and it does not work as Debian Jessie uses a newer version of boost. This means that the only way to get it running here will be to build from source. Is this a possibility?



Yes, of course. Are there available instructions to compile it?

We have instructions for Ubuntu at

Some commands will not be available for Debian, however. The main part is configuring the prerequisites. Instead of sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mantid/mantidyou will need to add deb trusty main to /etc/apt/sources.list manually. Installing the mantid-developer package should then pull down the required dependencies.

The build step is then described here.